EU donates four substations to Serbia worth $10 M

Serbia: Serbia’s state power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has received four mobile substations thanks to the EU’s donation worth $10 M (9 M euros).

In addition to the procurement of the four mobile substations, the donation will also finance the development of remote control and monitoring of the medium-voltage distribution network in Kraljevo, which was the hardest-hit place in Serbia during the 2014 floods, according to a press release from EPS.

The largest of the four mobile substations was produced at multinational technology company ABB’s plant in Italy and is worth $1.6 M (1.4 M euros). This 110/35 kV, 20 MVA, 70 tonne substation is mounted on a 20 m trailer and its equipment is easy to install, according to the press release.

The other three, 35/10 kV, 8 MVA substations, with a total value of around $2 M (1.8 M euros), will be deployed in the Kraljevo, Niš, and Kragujevac distribution areas, EPS said, noting that Novi Sad-based GAT is the contractor.

In regular operations, these substations will be used as substitute capacities when the existing substations are being reconstructed, EPS said.

Source: Balkan Green Energy News